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Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin charged w/ Katrina-related corruption

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
    Nagin, 56, also is charged with accepting at least $60,000 in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts for architectural, engineering and management services work. Williams, who was president of Three Fold Consultants LLC, pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to a conspiracy charge.
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    Oh this is becoming all too common. People in political leadership roles are using third positions for personal gain...and at the expense of so many sad

    1. Quilligrapher profile image89
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi there, Stacie.

      Is this a leap to judgement? Have you decided the Mayor is guilty of all charges before his trial is even started?
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      I think I will wait for the verdict to come down.
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      1. Stacie L profile image90
        Stacie Lposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        There were accusations about corruption as the hurricane cleanup was underway. These charges are not new... and he's not the only one,unfortunately.

        1. Quilligrapher profile image89
          Quilligrapherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Accusations, charges, and an indictment are noted. However, the man should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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    2. ajwrites57 profile image86
      ajwrites57posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What a shocker!

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    logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago

    The whole state is well known for its corrupt politicians.  One more should not suprise anyone.

    1. Quilligrapher profile image89
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Please tell us how you know, before his trial begins, this specific politician violated a law .
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        whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Because this particular politician is a sleaze in a state full of sleazy politicians. He will be found guilty because he is guilty.

        1. Quilligrapher profile image89
          Quilligrapherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I appreciate your reply. It's not very rational but it answers my question. Thank you.
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          1. profile image53
            whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Its more rational than thinking he isn't guilty, but we will have to wait for the final say before he is pronounced guilty. Would you care to wager on the outcome?

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        logic,commonsenseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I did not point out any particular one.  I was making a generalization, which given the history of the state, is probably spot on.

  3. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Why Question the O P s assumption that politics and corruption lie in bed together ?  Believe me when and IF any of this gets to trial it will go the way of all corruption charges , Al Sharpton comes to mind ,  nothing will happen !   I'll bet theres more cash, trips  and favors in thier pockets than any great accomplishments !

  4. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 4 years ago

    Louisiana has a long history of low-life's in political position.  Edwards, the governor a few terms back, was plagued with accusations and finally prosecute for some of them.  When asked if he thought that the prosecution could cost him the election, he replied, "The only way I can lose this election is to be found in the bed with a dead woman or a live boy."  Such is the state of the political mind in our country today yet they get richer while we get poorer while they squander our tax dollars on frivilous ideas dreamed up to launder the money back into someone's pocket to whom they owe a favor and will probably split it with them.  Basically they say we are stupid and they are not...thus they get the spoils. ~WB

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "Basically they say we are stupid and they are not...thus they get the spoils."

      I'd say they are right - we keep electing the same scum don't we?

 
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